I’ve been a bit quiet recently, haven’t I? I’m sorry! That’s simply because I didn’t have anything useful to say. No, that’s not true. I never have anything useful to say, but that usually doesn’t keep me from saying it.
Er. Where was I? Oh, yes. I wanted to tell you what I’ve been up to. Right.
Most of it was writerly stuff. You know, a while ago I started writing this short story, and when I had it finished I realized that the deadline for submitting it to a suitable anthology had passed. Which wasn’t my fault, I swear. I got told the wrong deadline. I’m not THAT disorganized.
But I had become quite fond of the story, especially the MC, and before I knew it, I was already adding chapters. Today I crossed the 40k mark, and if I keep it up, I’ll have a rough first draft tomorrow. This will be my first conscious attempt at what so many people have accused me of in the past – writing for a YA audience. Seriously. The MC is a high school girl and I use no, repeat no, profanities. That’s harder than it sounds.
The other thing that’s keeping me busy is the fact that I’ve had this idea of assembling a few writers I love and make our own anthology. I had a nagging suspicion that it would end up like all those projects everyone is initially enthusiastic about, but the submission deadline was a week ago, and lo and behold, more than 30 submissions and a very, very satisfying level of quality throughout. I’ll keep you updated about the progress. I have a feeling, it’s going to be great. It already is.
I hope this suffices to explain why I’ve been so absent. Sorry. It won’t…who am I kidding. It will happen again.